Friday, August 15, 2014
Ferguson, Missouri Protests and Violence Continues...
--I wasn't impressed with Governor Jay Nixon's response to the escalating violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, he made George W. Bush look like the most eloquent speaker ever, he kept stumbling and pausing during his press conference.
--I wasn't the only one not impressed, Democrat State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal wasn't either, and she wasn't shy about it.
--Nixon puts Capt. Ronald Johnson, the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer, in charge, hoping to stem the violence. We will see if it makes a difference.
--Obama's response wasn't any better, and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson wasn't happy about Obama finally taking a break from his vacation to weigh in on a situation he doesn't seem to know much about.
--Protestors lash out at both Obama and Al Sharpton
--Tony's KC rundown of links on the situation
--Tony's KC live tweets the protest here in Kansas City on the plaza
--Senator Claire McCaskill weighs in